Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Douay-Rheims Holy Bible and a Giveaway, ends 9/21/15



As a Christian,  I have always loved reading the Bible.  Almost every Bible I've owned has been the King James Version -- filled with the most beautiful, eloquent verses.  I recall as a teenager reading my Aunt Jackie's Catholic Bible and discovering the many books that Martin Luther removed. 

One such book is the beloved story of the Machabees.  The Machabees vigil and celebration at the Temple has always been one of my favourites for it tells the history of the Jewish Festival of Light or Hanukkah.





Not long ago, I decided to return to the Catholic Bible.  I chose the ancient text of the Douay-Rheims Bible.   I chose it for it's accuracy -- scribes spent years carefully, meticulously translating and transcribing the Word of G-d.  It remains the most complete, most accurate version of the Holy Bible.  




All of the books removed during the Protestant Reformation are included in the Catholic Bible: 
1 and 2 Machabees, Judith, Tobit, Baruch, Sirach, and Wisdom, and additions to the books of Esther and Daniel. These books are called Deuterocanonical by Catholics and Orthodox and Apocryphal by Jews and Protestants. These were the last books of the Old Testament written, composed in the last two centuries B.C. 




ABOUT: 
Translated between the years 1582 and 1610 and revised by Bishop Richard Challoner, this is the most accurate English translation of the Bible available today. It was the only Catholic translation of Scripture commonly in use for over 200 years and we maintain that it is still the best and safest
version of the Bible in English. 
Translated with profound respect for every word, the beautiful style of the Douay-Rheims Bible will instill in the reader a deeper understanding of the Word of God. Annotations, references and an historical and chronological index make it convenient for study as well as meditation. 
Our Douay Rheims Bible is the only edition available with the words of Christ in red! Includes updated full color New Testament maps, beautiful pictures depicting the life of Christ. Complete with Family record and Presentation pages. This beautiful Bible is available in a durable burgundy leather-soft cover, with gold edges and a ribbon marker.



An example of the beautiful language found in the Douay-Rheims Bible:

LUKE 2: 9-14
  And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear. 
  And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people:
  For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David.  
And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. 
  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: 
  Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will. 




The Catholic Company has published a beautifully made Douay-Rheims Bible  -- suitable for First Communion, Weddings, Confirmations, Baptisms, birthday, and Christmas gifts.  It is truly stunning.

They also offer Rosary BeadsPrayer BraceletsCrosses and CrucifixesChurch Goods, and so much more!

 You may connect with the Catholic Company on their website and social media pages:

To celebrate my new Holy Bible, I am giving away a hand-carved rosewood Rosary.  




Just follow the entry instructions below for your chance to enter to win. 

Open to USA, 16+. 



DISCLOSURE: I received a Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible for the purpose of review.  All opinions expressed herein are my own and based on my own use and experience with the item.


  

20 comments:

Cari said...

I have never read the extra books of the Bible and am curious about them. Thanks for the chance to win Terri!

Cari said...

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Ken Ohl said...

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spock7005 said...

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Lisas FreeStuff said...

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Stephen Saunders said...

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Take therefore no thoughts for tomorrow, for tomorrow will take care of itself. The problems of today are enough for today.

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witchy64 said...

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jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

my favorite verse is the 23rd psalm

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